NBA Vegas Futures Odds & Finals Predictions to Win 2018-19 Championship

The odds to win the NBA Finals have recently been updated and are listed below.  The Golden State Warriors are heavy favorites to repeat as champions next year.  Even more so since signing DeMarcus Cousins.  Their biggest contenders right now are the Boston Celtics and Houston Rockets, followed by the LA Lakers with their recent acquisition of LeBron James. They still trail the Celtics in the East, but that could change early on if LeBron proves to be a good fit.

The latest Finals odds from 5Dimes are listed below.  The change column represents how much a team’s odds have improved or decreased since our last update (8/17).  Our Power Index represents the approximate points a team would be favored by against an average NBA team.  For example, the Warriors (6.8) versus the Wizards (0.4) on a neutral court should have an approximate line of the Warriors -6.  This is of course only a starting point for the line, but it should give you a good place to start when estimating matchup odds.  Finally, our NBA Finals column is the probability each team will win the NBA Finals as implied by their current market odds.

Odds to Win the 2018-19 NBA Finals

Team Record Conference (Division) Power Index Odds Change NBA Finals
Warriors 58-24 West (Pacific) 6.8 -168 None 55.87%
Celtics 55-27 East (Atlantic) 3.0 +635 None 12.13%
Rockets 65-17 West (Southwest) 7.3 +1100 None 7.43%
Lakers 35-47 West (Pacific) -1.5 +1400 None 5.94%
76ers 52-30 East (Atlantic) 4.4 +2000 None 4.24%
Raptors 59-23 East (Atlantic) 6.5 +2200 None 3.87%
Thunder 48-34 West (Northwest) 2.9 +4000 None 2.17%
Jazz 48-34 West (Northwest) 3.5 +10000 None 0.88%
Wizards 43-39 East (Southeast) 0.4 +10000 None 0.88%
Bucks 44-38 East (Central) -0.3 +10000 None 0.88%
Spurs 47-35 West (Southwest) 2.2 +10000 None 0.88%
Pacers 48-34 East (Central) 1.7 +12500 None 0.71%
Pelicans 48-34 West (Southwest) 1.1 +15000 None 0.59%
T-Wolves 47-35 West (Northwest) 1.6 +20000 None 0.44%
Blazers 49-33 West (Northwest) 2.1 +20000 None 0.44%
Nuggets 46-36 West (Northwest) 1.5 +21500 None 0.41%
Mavs 24-58 West (Southwest) -3.0 +30000 None 0.30%
Heat 44-38 East (Southeast) -0.2 +37500 +2500 0.24%
Pistons 39-43 East (Central) -0.1 +40000 None 0.22%
Clippers 42-40 West (Pacific) 0.0 +40000 None 0.22%
Hornets 36-46 East (Southeast) 0.3 +50000 None 0.18%
Bulls 27-55 East (Central) -7.0 +50000 None 0.18%
Cavs 50-32 East (Central) 0.4 +50000 None 0.18%
Knicks 29-53 East (Atlantic) -3.6 +50000 None 0.18%
Grizzlies 22-60 West (Southwest) -6.2 +75000 None 0.12%
Magic 25-57 East (Southeast) -4.8 +75000 None 0.12%
Suns 21-61 West (Pacific) -9.4 +75000 None 0.12%
Nets 28-54 East (Atlantic) -3.7 +130000 None 0.07%
Hawks 24-58 East (Southeast) -5.5 +150000 None 0.06%
Kings 27-55 West (Pacific) -7.0 +200000 None 0.04%

Current NBA Playoffs & Finals Projections

Based on the latest odds.

Division Winners

East

Atlantic:  Celtics
Central:  Bucks
Southeast:  Wizards

West

Northwest:  Thunder
Pacific:  Warriors
Southwest: Rockets

Conference Winners

West:  Warriors
East:
  Celtics

Finals

Matchup:  Celtics vs Warriors
Winner:
 Golden State Warriors

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